Favorites | Top 5 December 2015

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Hi, Monkeys.

Today I thought I’d share my top 5 makeup products for November/December, and give you my opinion on each one of these.

First up is the Lancome Khol Hypnose Waterproof in the shade 03 Marine.

This is definitly my favourite eyeliner to tight line with.

It stays in place all day, it’s easy to use and it doesn’t smudge, or transfer on me at all.

However, this is a high-end product, and the pricetag is a bit high, but if you want to splurge on a high-end liner, I would higly recommend this.

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For my brows I have been loving the Loreal Brow Artist Plumper, in the shade medium/dark.

I love this for the simple reason that you can either use it on top of a browpencil or pomade, or you can use it alone for a more natural look.

This keeps my brows in place all day, and it doesn’t make my brows look/feel crispy or glossy.

And it’s affordable, so that’s always a bonus.

(Swatches L-R: MAC, YSL, Mixed)

For highlighting my undereyes I’ve been mixing the YSL Touche Eclat in #2, and the MAC prep+prime in Light Boost.

These are very simular products, and they’re supposed to the same thing, but I don’t really like either one of them on their own.

However when I mix them togheter they brighten my undereyes perfectly.

Now, if you, like me, have very bad undereye circles I would reccomend that you use a corrector of some sort underneath to neutralize the darkness, because these aren’t meant to cover, but as highlighters they give beautiful, suttle glow.

These are kind of pricy, but I haven’t found anything simular to them on the drugstore.

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For my setting powder I’ve been using the MAC prep+prime transparent finishing powder in the pressed version.

Now when I first got this I thought it would be just like every other transparent setting powders, but what I find to be different about this is the fact that it doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin, and it’s also, kind of, poreminimizing.

By poreminimizing I don’t mean that it’s anything like the porefessional, or those kinds of products, but unlike my other powders, this doesn’t settle into my pores and therefor it doesn’t emphasize them.

Now, I have to say that this can look a bit cakey and dry if you don’t use a setting spray to calm down the powdery look, but if you’re like me and can’t live without a good settingspray, it shouldn’t be a problem.

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(The shadow isn’t as orange, or as dark as shown on the picture)

Last, but not least is the Make Up Store Microshadow in the shade Desert.

I’ve been using this as a transition color, all over lid color and as a nose contour, and it is absolutly amazing!

This feels almost like butter, it’s really easy to blend, and it does not crease.

It’s also very pigmented, but you can easily sheer it down if you want to.

So if you haven’t tried the Make Up Store Microshadows yet, I would highly recommend that you do!

If you want a more in depth review of any of these products, just let me know. 🙂

 

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